Iowa Colleges Statistics

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2020 Iowa Colleges Statistics

In Iowa State, there are 91 Iowa Colleges - 24 public and 67 private schools. Among them, 88 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 35 schools have graduate programs. 60 Iowa Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities and 3 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin Iowa. Total 255,443 students are attending Iowa Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 11.83 to 1. The 2020 average tuition & fees at Iowa Colleges is $7,953 for Iowa residents and $20,132 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $11,006 for Iowa residents and $13,131 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2019-2020 statistics for Iowa Colleges.
Iowa Colleges Statistics
academic year 2019-2020
Number of Schools91 schools
By Types24 public, 67 private
By Levels46 four(4) years
43 two but less than four years
2 less than two(2) years
By Categories2 National Universities
7 Liberal Arts Colleges
43 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$7,953 Iowa residents
$20,132 out-of-state
Graduate$11,006 Iowa residents
$13,131 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$10,158
Student Population255,443
Undergraduate219,442
Graduate36,001
Acceptance Rate68.18%
Test Scores1,117 SAT, 27 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio11.83 to 1

Iowa Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

Next table lists Iowa Colleges ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the Iowa college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2019-2020 Iowa Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Grinnell College
Private, 4 yearsGrinnell, IA
$54,354 $35,750 1,71623% 1,450 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
2 Drake University
Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$42,840 $21,286 4,86968% 1,235 SAT
28 ACT
10 to 1
3 Iowa State University
Public, 4 yearsAmes, IA
$24,508
($9,320)
$7,538 34,99292% 1,220 SAT
25 ACT
19 to 1
4 Luther College
Private, 4 yearsDecorah, IA
$44,070 $28,051 2,00562% 1,148 SAT
25 ACT
11 to 1
5 University of Iowa
Public, 4 yearsIowa City, IA
$31,569
($9,606)
$8,385 31,65683% 1,235 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
6 Simpson College
Private, 4 yearsIndianola, IA
$40,666 $23,578 1,44480% 1,140 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
7 University of Northern Iowa
Public, 4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$21,222
($8,938)
$5,591 11,18779% 1,111 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
8 Central College
Private, 4 yearsPella, IA
$38,600 $25,650 1,11765% 1,105 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
9 Coe College
Private, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$45,580 $31,150 1,42263% 1,189 SAT
73 ACT
11 to 1
10 Wartburg College
Private, 4 yearsWaverly, IA
$43,930 $29,405 1,49875% 1,130 SAT
24 ACT
11 to 1
11 Buena Vista University
Private, 4 yearsStorm Lake, IA
$35,194 $14,117 1,84657% 1,020 SAT
22 ACT
8 to 1
12 Cornell College
Private, 4 yearsMount Vernon, IA
$43,976 $26,623 1,02862% 1,223 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
13 Mount Mercy University
Private, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$33,862 $16,888 1,83566% -
21 ACT
15 to 1
14 Clarke University
Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$34,670 $18,912 1,00494% 1,030 SAT
21 ACT
8 to 1
15 Morningside College
Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$32,720 $20,093 2,69863% -
22 ACT
13 to 1
16 Saint Ambrose University
Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$31,812 $17,622 3,04577% 1,170 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
17 Upper Iowa University
Private, 4 yearsFayette, IA
$31,685 $10,828 4,39251% 1,070 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
18 University of Dubuque
Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$35,570 $17,877 2,38573% 960 SAT
20 ACT
13 to 1
19 Waldorf University
Private, 4 yearsForest City, IA
$22,352 $8,644 3,15066% 1,015 SAT
20 ACT
23 to 1
20 Graceland University-Lamoni
Private, 4 yearsLamoni, IA
$30,420 $19,302 1,99358% 1,020 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
21 Maharishi University of Management
Private, 4 yearsFairfield, IA
$16,530 $17,081 1,58981% - 10 to 1
22 Purdue University Global-DavenportPublic, 4 yearsDavenport, IA $14,343
($14,263)
$4,150 30,512- - 20 to 1
- Kirkwood Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$6,970
($5,380)
$4,798 13,906- - 19 to 1
- Aveda Institute-Des MoinesPrivate, 2-4 yearsWest Des Moines, IA $21,100 $3,928 147- - 15 to 1
- Briar Cliff University
Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$32,202 $20,323 1,229- - 11 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$17,640 $4,271 47- - 5 to 1
- Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
Private, 2-4 yearsCresco, IA
- - 8- - 3 to 1
- Indian Hills Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsOttumwa, IA
$5,760
($4,320)
$4,547 3,918- - 14 to 1
- Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$3,880 $6,410 22- - 12 to 1
- Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
- - 1,549- - -
- The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$16,900 $5,917 50- - 17 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Mason CityPublic, 4 yearsMason City, IA $14,343 $4,905 142- - 20 to 1
- E Q School of Hair Design
Private, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$18,995 $4,865 58- - 12 to 1
- Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Private, 4 yearsAnkeny, IA
$17,298 $12,103 35363% 1,105 SAT
62 ACT
14 to 1
- North Iowa Area Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$7,999
($5,603)
$4,228 2,995- - 22 to 1
- La James International College-Johnston
Private, 2-4 yearsJohnston, IA
$19,270 $5,260 56- - 12 to 1
- PCI Academy-Ames
Private, 2-4 yearsAmes, IA
$23,624 $5,482 141- - 15 to 1
- Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk CentrePrivate, Less than 2 yearsSioux City, IA - - -- - -
- Capri College-Dubuque
Private, 2-4 yearsDubuque, IA
$17,780 $4,900 142- - 8 to 1
- Iowa Wesleyan University
Private, 4 yearsMount Pleasant, IA
$31,530 $12,635 61658% 990 SAT
21 ACT
10 to 1
- Carlson College of Massage TherapyPrivate, Less than 2 yearsAnamosa, IA $9,500 $4,142 28- - 9 to 1
- Iowa Lakes Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsEstherville, IA
$6,940
($6,588)
$4,990 2,051- - 15 to 1
- Vatterott College-Des MoinesPrivate, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA $11,982 - 34- - 7 to 1
- Hamilton Technical College
Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$14,250 $5,579 134- - 10 to 1
- Palmer College of Chiropractic
Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$10,500 $8,473 2,179- - 1 to 1
- William Penn UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsOskaloosa, IA $26,100 $15,759 1,27958% 970 SAT
19 ACT
16 to 1
- Northwestern CollegePrivate, 4 yearsOrange City, IA $32,300 $20,954 1,29970% 1,140 SAT
24 ACT
10 to 1
- Southwestern Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsCreston, IA
$5,910
($5,700)
$4,738 1,547- - 15 to 1
- Ellsworth Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsIowa Falls, IA
$5,832
($4,896)
$5,165 796- - 19 to 1
- Mercy College of Health Sciences
Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$18,150 $7,471 72798% -
58 ACT
8 to 1
- Des Moines Area Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsAnkeny, IA
$9,600
($4,800)
$3,770 23,474- - 19 to 1
- La James International College-Ft Dodge
Private, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$19,283 $5,792 27- - 8 to 1
- St Luke's College
Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$20,440 $6,564 27329% - 6 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa CityPrivate, 2-4 yearsIowa City, IA $19,361 - 18- - 6 to 1
- Allen College
Private, 4 yearsWaterloo, IA
$19,052 $7,216 662- - 9 to 1
- American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$21,977 $7,375 22- - 8 to 1
- Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
Private, 2-4 yearsSpirit Lake, IA
$13,450 $5,138 7- - 3 to 1
- American Hair Academy
Private, 2-4 yearsMt. Pleasant, IA
$17,590 $7,892 23- - 8 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Cedar FallsPublic, 4 yearsCedar Falls, IA $14,343 $5,597 149- - 20 to 1
- Northwest Iowa Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsSheldon, IA
$6,540
($6,240)
$5,199 1,747- - 12 to 1
- Wartburg Theological Seminary
Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
- - 139- - -
- Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
Private, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$17,640 $6,172 44- - 6 to 1
- Eastern Iowa Community College District
Public, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$7,520
($5,376)
$4,193 7,771- - 19 to 1
- La James International College-Iowa City
Private, 2-4 yearsIowa City, IA
$19,270 $6,233 38- - 8 to 1
- Dordt University
Private, 4 yearsSioux Center, IA
$31,770 $17,932 1,56475% 1,185 SAT
25 ACT
14 to 1
- La James International College-Cedar Falls
Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$19,283 $5,565 17- - 4 to 1
- Shiloh UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsKalona, IA $5,250 $4,241 4233% - 2 to 1
- University of Phoenix-IowaPrivate, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA $12,540 - 4- - 4 to 1
- Iowa Central Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$8,200
($5,700)
$5,121 5,390- - 17 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Des MoinesPublic, 4 yearsUrbandale, IA $14,343 $5,123 760- - 20 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Cedar RapidsPublic, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA $14,343 $5,143 411- - 20 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
Private, 2-4 yearsOttumwa, IA
$17,640 $5,375 28- - 5 to 1
- Western Iowa Tech Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$4,392
($4,368)
$3,527 5,674- - 16 to 1
- Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
Private, 2-4 yearsStorm Lake, IA
$13,450 $4,460 21- - 7 to 1
- Southeastern Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsWest Burlington, IA
$5,820
($5,670)
$5,405 2,548- - 16 to 1
- Marshalltown Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsMarshalltown, IA
$5,232
($4,896)
$4,595 1,931- - 19 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
Private, 2-4 yearsMarshalltown, IA
$17,640 $5,117 4- - 2 to 1
- La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
Private, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$17,650 $5,915 49- - 7 to 1
- Capri College-Cedar Rapids
Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$17,780 $4,831 167- - 13 to 1
- Iowa Western Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$6,400
($6,240)
$5,353 5,962- - 18 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-ClivePrivate, 4 yearsClive, IA - - -- - 9 to 1
- UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$4,000 $5,203 16- - 8 to 1
- Ross College-Quad CitiesPrivate, 2-4 yearsBettendorf, IA $15,990 $3,825 76- - 11 to 1
- Hawkeye Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsWaterloo, IA
$6,334
($5,624)
$4,098 5,263- - 18 to 1
- Grand View University
Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$28,678 $16,324 1,88696% 1,020 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
- Northeast Iowa Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsCalmar, IA
$6,660
($5,940)
$4,890 4,449- - 13 to 1
- Capri College-Davenport
Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$17,780 $4,584 132- - 11 to 1
- Emmaus Bible College
Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$18,950 $12,962 23894% 1,105 SAT
23 ACT
8 to 1
- Divine Word College
Private, 4 yearsEpworth, IA
$13,440 $15,143 5763% - 4 to 1
- Loras College
Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$35,218 $21,654 1,48975% 1,055 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
- La James International College-Davenport
Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$19,283 $5,259 35- - 12 to 1
Average$20,132
($7,953)
$10,158 255,44368.18% 1,117 SAT 11.83 to 1
*Iowa college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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